Over recent months in my work as an energy healer, particularly during Body Code sessions, the area of sleep has been a common area requiring balancing. This got me asking the question why? Is there more to sleeping than simply shutting our eyes, and opening them some time later? Could a good nights sleep strengthen our immune system during this Covid-19 pandemic?
There is a strong link between sleep and your overall health and wellbeing. Getting a really good night’s sleep is just as important as eating foods that work for you, and getting exercise every day. Sleep is a state in which healing takes place at an accelerated rate and interrupting this process can have a huge impact on the quality of your sleep, and your health.
Did you know that:-
People with short sleep duration tend to weigh significantly more than those who get adequate sleep (1)
A review of 15 studies found that people who sleep less that 7- 8 hrs per night are at far greater risk of heart disease or stroke than those who slept 7-8 hrs. (2)
There has been shown to be a link between the quality of sleep and depression with an estimated 90% of people with depression complaining about sleep quality (3)
It has been shown that even a small loss of sleep can impact on the function of the immune system (6)
Three Top Tips to Improve the Quality of Your Sleep
1. Go to sleep and get up at the same time every day.
This helps set your body’s internal clock. The more disruption your body’s internal clock experiences, the more ‘jet lagged’ you will feel.
2. Avoid bright screens within
1-2 hours of your bedtime.
The blue light emitted by your phone, tablet, computer, or TV is especially disruptive to the production of melatonin, a hormone that sets up the conditions for our body to sleep. Light-altering software such as f.lux (7) can assist in minimising the impact of bright screens.
3. Establish a gentle pre-sleep routine.
About an hour before bedtime, do some relaxing activities like take a bath (the rise and fall of body temperature induces drowsiness); read a book or do some deep breathing.
The importance of sleep is huge.
It is more than simply shutting your eyes and opening them sometime later. Sleep is a key part of your overall health and wellbeing. The body does a lot of important work whilst we sleep. In the current health climate I believe it is critical that we work with our body's natural healing properties and do all we can to support our immune system.
In the article '7 Amazing Things That Happen To Your Body While You Sleep" published by the Queensland Health Department (8)
Your brain sorts and processes the day's information
Hormones flood your body
Your sympathetic nervous system chills out, and
your immune system releases inflammation fighting cytokines
cortisol levels lower
your muscles paralyse, and
Anti- Diuretic Hormone (ADH) helps you not to have to pee
I reckon that's pretty awesome!
A good sleep requires energy to be flowing through the body.
For those of us who have no known underlying medical conditions that may be contributing to a poor quality of sleep and/or impacting on its duration, there still may be underlying energetic imbalances interfering with your ability to have a good sleep.
Do you :
Struggle to fall asleep?
Struggle to stay asleep?
Not feel rested when you wake up?
Feel tired during the day?
Getting quality sleep is one of the best things you can do for your health. Getting enough restful sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety.
Are you getting enough restful sleep?
This is a question that comes up regularly in Body Code sessions and is a question to which the subconscious can give an accurate answer. Your subconscious has the ability to find out if there are any energetic imbalances that are interfering with normal, deep sleep. Once the energetic imbalances have been discovered, they are released, creating space for the body to access a more restful sleep.
During sleep, your body is working to support healthy brain function and maintain your physical health.
Your health is your wealth
Would you benefit from a better night's sleep? Maybe I can help. To book a free 30 minute Body Code discovery call contact firstname.lastname@example.org . Let's have a chat. You are worth it.
In support of becoming the best you, you can be,
Certified Body Code Practitioner